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|II-B||Deutsches Werft (Kiel)||29 July 1936|
|20 Aug 1936||M26177||25 Apr 1940|
|SUNK BY||LOCATION SUNK||POSITION SUNK|
|mine||in the Skagerrak||50º 00' N x 09º 00'E|
Commanders of U-22 include:
|LAST NAME||FIRST NAME||RANK||FROM||TO||OTHER BOATS||COMMENTS|
|Grosse||Harald||Kplt||21 Aug 1936||Oct 1937||U-8, U-34 and U-53||KIA aboard U-53|
|Winter||Werner||KK||Oct 1937||Oct 1939||U-103|
|Jenisch||Karl-Heinrich||Kplt||Oct 1939||25 Apr 1940||KIA aboard U-22|
|Harald Grosse||Werner Winter||Karl-Heinrich Jenisch|
Initially U-22 was a Frontboot (combat boat)
attached to U-Bootflottille Lohs then transferred to the 1st U-Bootflottille in
Kiel. When she was based out of Memel, U-22 had operations in the
Baltic Sea then to the North Sea where she patrolled off the Moray Firth over
November 1939 and then a mine-laying mission off Newcastle on the night of 20
U-22 struck a mine in the Skagerrak and was lost with all hands.
SHIPS SUNK BY U-22 (Grosse commanding)
|7 Sep 1939||unknown||unknown||Submarine||unknown|
|20 Sep 1939||unknown||Poland||Submarine||unknown|
There was no confirmation - maybe just end of run detonations.
SHIPS SUNK BY U-22 (Jenisch commanding)
|18 Nov 1939||PARKHILL||England||Freighter||500 tons|
|20 Dec 1939||MARS *||Sweden||Freighter||1,877 tons|
|25 Dec 1939||LOCH DOON **||England||Trawler||534 tons|
|28 Dec 1939||HANNE **||Denmark||Trawler||1,080 tons|
|21 Jan 1940||HMS EXMOUTH||England||Destroyer||1,475 tons|
|21 Jan 1940||MIRANDA||Norway||Freighter||1,328 tons|
|28 Jan 1940||ESTON **||England||Freighter||1,487 tons|
MARS struck a mine laid down by U-22 on 15 December
** LOCH DOON, HANNE and ESTON struck mines laid down by U-22 on 20 December 1939.
SHIPS DAMAGED BY U-22 (Jenisch commanding)
|21 Feb 1940||STRATHCLOVA||England||Trawler||1,500 tons|
The torpedo detonated prematurely some yards off the side of STRATHCLOVA and probably only chipped some paint; no real damage.
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Many thanks to our friend and Sharkhunters Member since 1987 GEORG HÖGEL for all the conning tower emblems used in our monthly KTB Magazine and also here on the pages of our website. GEORG was radioman aboard U-30, the first boat into combat, the first to sink a ship (the liner ATHENIA) and the first into an occupied French port. When that Skipper (Lemp) took command of U-110, GEORG was one of the former crew to transfer to the new boat under Lemp. After the war, he was Professor of Art at a major German university.